Since I seem to blog about every other woodworking thing I do, I figure I might as well do so with my “recovery projects.” Hopefully, it will help me see my progress in some concrete way.
So today I spent my limited shop time setting up for a scroll saw project. I had to set up my Dremel tool in it’s drill press jig so I can drill my starter holes, picked out my blades and found a piece of stock.
I’ve chosen a project from “North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw” by Lora S. Irish called “Pine Tree Path” depicting a White Tail Deer. I would prefer to do this project on 1/2” material – but the closest I have is 3/4”. I picked out a piece of walnut that I had left over from a cabinet project. The piece is large enough that I’ll be able to do this deer and another small project.
I’m limited to about 15-20 minutes a day to start so this is as far as I got today. Tomorrow I’ll attach the pattern with spray adhesive and drill my pilot holes.
This is a pretty simple project so it should be a good one to get me a little bit back in the swing. I can’t wait to make a little sawdust!
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine